Life of Radiological Technicians
One of the marbles of modern medicine is the ability to see inside the human body without surgery or other invasive procedures. The experts will operate imaging equipment such as x-rays machines, CAT scans, and emerains. A radiologic technician also called radiographers. Their task starts with the contractions from a physician to images to specific part of the body.
Patients may be anxious about the procedures and have questions. Technicians need to be good listeners and good communicators. After explaining the process, the technician helps position the patient as well the equipment. For some procedures, contrans agents will need to be prepared and administered by injection. Depending on the type of imaging, special protective gear maybe use to save the patient from unnecessary exposure to radiation. Technicians also may need protection such as led aprons or shield. The technicians set the equipment for the appropriate detail and contrans and then take the images.
With x-rays they develop the film, although this process is increasingly being replaced by computer imaging, a much more efficient and higher resolution process. While formal training can range from one to four years, two years associate degree programs are the most common. Employment has mainly in hospitals, doctor’s offices and diagnostic imagining centers.